Carl Amari 1/25/2018


As a “radio enthusiast,” we are hoping you would be interested in featuring this book on air with an on-air interview. Books just arrived in our offices and we can get you a copy right away. If interested, we can also provide a list of suggested questions and topics.

Media Masters is excited to be working with Carl Amari regarding his new book The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows (November 2017; Portable Press), a compendium of the top radio shows from the golden age of Hollywood. This book is chock-full of fascinating facts and behind-the-scenes information about the best shows from every era including the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s.

Organized into six categories, readers will learn tidbits about the shows and talent who made them famous. Includes comedies, westerns, dramas, variety shows, mysteries and suspense, sci-fi and superheroes and the golden oldies, including The Roy Rogers Show, The War of the Worlds, The Bob Hope Show, The Shadow, and much more.

Carl is readily available for phone interviews and in-studio interviews in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.

TOP 100 CLASSIC RADIO SHOWS Includes three audio CDs featuring one radio show from each genre, plus many more shows available to download.

About the Author(s):

Carl Amari is an actor, producer, and syndicated radio host. He has spent 30+ years archiving and licensing over 100,000 original radio programs from networks and the estates of the creators. A 7-time Audie Award- winner and published author, Amari is the host and producer of the nationally syndicated radio shows Hollywood 360 and The WGN Radio Theatre. He also produces the nationally syndicated radio series The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, hosted by Stacy Keach, and Fangoria’s Dreadtime Stories, hosted by Malcolm McDowell.

Amari also writes a monthly syndicated column, “Radio 360,” in ReMIND magazine. Carl Amari is available for telephone and select in-studio interviews (depending on location).

Martin Grams Jr. is the author and co-author of over 20 books about old-time radio and retro television. A winner of numerous awards including the Ray Stanich Award and the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Book of the Year, Martin frequently contributes to magazines including the Illustrated Press, Nostalgia Digest, and SPERDVAC’s Radiogram. Among his publications are The Shadow: The History and Mystery of the Radio Program, 1930-1954, The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic, and The Green Hornet: A History of Radio, Motion-Picture, Comics, and Television. He currently lives in Airville, Pennsylvania.